Operation Christmas Child is Underway!

You can make a difference in a child’s life!

Grab a box at church or use your own shoe box, and fill it with little gifts that are sure to make a child smile and feel loved!

  • Information can be found on a display at church or by calling Laurie Wilcox.
  • Boxes are due on November 15
  • Boxes will be blessed during the service on November 20




Fiesta Time!

It’s Retread Threads Third Year Anniversary!

Bring your family and let’s celebrate!

Taco bar fiesta and style show

September 20th 11:30 am-1:30 pm

Haxtun Community Center

Free will offering



A Letter from Les and Hope

Hi Salone Fambul.  We talked to Abu Conteh, our friend, driver, guide, for the last 12 years.  We need to share some of his thoughts and have attached several articles/letters about Ebola to help you better understand what is happening in Sierra Leone.

Abu has taken a leave of absence from work and is staying home hoping to protect himself and his family from contact with Ebola.  You remember he has stories of surviving the war.  He says this is worse than the war.  In the war he knew who his enemies were.  They had a gun, or were threatening him or shooting at him.  He could hear bombs going off.  With Ebola he does not know who may infect him or his family.  It could be a friend, a family member, or a stranger on public transport.

He confirmed that all schools are closed and will not open until December if then.  The year end exams usually taken in July have not been taken and are indefinitely postponed. All public gatherings are discouraged, all entertainment facilities are closed, and travel is limited, especially in the highly infected areas.  Food distribution is limited but some is being delivered.  As a result the price of their staple food, rice, is increasing rapidly, along with other commodities.  With commerce being limited many have lost their source of income.

Many, if not most, will no longer go to hospitals for any reason.  They are afraid of being exposed to Ebola at the hospitals.  As a result more will suffer, or die, from other diseases, not Ebola.  Abu said the government has announced it will be 4 to 6 months before the disease can be controlled.

Abu said in his opinion they have already lost four years of  development and will continue to lose out or get behind.  He is worried but trying to do the best he can.  If you want to contact him his phone is 011 232 76 733 151.   We use VIP Communications to call so the cost is reduced from $1.00 a minute to 25 cents a minute.  Go to joinvip.com.  His e-mail is akconteh02@gmail.com

There are a lot of articles and letters attached.  I think they all reveal what is happening in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia.  It is a lot of reading but I encourage you to take the time.  It will help you understand how bad things really are.  The articles/letters are very descriptive of conditions.

Thanks for your love and concern for the people of Sierra Leone.  You probably know that the reported deaths are now over 1,000 with the number infected climbing towards 2,000.  Note this is “reported”, there are certainly many more deaths in the villages.  Unfortunately it will get worse before it gets better.

As of right now, there are no cases of Ebola in Kabala or the Koinadugu District.  The Nar Sarah staff in conjunction with the Government Hospital and other community agencies immediately started education and awareness programs along with encouraging and promoting increased hygiene   All travelers entering and leaving Koinadugu District are stopped and required to wash hands in chlorinated water and asked health related questions.

Les and Hope

Sierra Leone Relief address:
C/O Les Law
25271 Westridge Road
Golden, CO 80403